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In the early spring of 1950 signs like this one started to appear in the front windows or on the front doors of homes across America. This one from Connecticut and ones like it appeared as warnings that a quarantine was in affect designed to prevent the spread of polio. Postcard History’s guest contributor, Sandy Cobb relates how the flu epidemic of 1918 and the polio pandemic of 1950 were dealt with in her home state of Virginia.

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